We discuss the design and fabrication of coatings that are antireflecting for <i>p</i> -polarized light at normal incidence and are purposely reflecting for <i>s</i> -polarized light. A single birefringent material, such as obliquely deposited zirconium oxide, forms the layers of the coating. Typical experimental results for a six-layer zirconium oxide anisotropic antireflection coating are <i>R<sub>p</sub></i> = 0.2% and <i>R<sub>s</sub></i> = 4.9%. Potential applications of the coatings include polarization-selection devices for lasers.
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Ian Hodgkinson and Qi Hong Wu, "Anisotropic antireflection coatings: design and fabrication," Opt. Lett. 23, 1553-1555 (1998)